WHEREAS, many villages do not have a facility to house a youth center and/or have a facility but lack funding to support a youth center program; and
WHEREAS, youth will have a place to socialize and interact with each other in a positive environment; and
WHEREAS, youth center staff can mentor youth and be a support system; and
WHEREAS, youth centers can lead to opportunities that engage youth in extracurricular activities outside their school.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Tanana Chiefs Conference Full Board of Directors hereby directs staff to conduct a region wide assessment regarding youth centers and to assist tribes that wish to have them obtain funding; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that TCC advocates on our behalf for annual program funding for Youth Centers.
Submitted by: Lower Yukon Subregion
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